Server Application Virtualization Front and Center at the Microsoft Management Summit

Brad Anderson, the VP of our Management and Security Division, delivered a really interesting Keynote speech at MMS this week in which he highlighted server application virtualization as a key enabler to moving from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to Platform as a Service (PaaS).  The key is being able to manage services at the Application level rather than the Server level, and Brad explained how we will deliver exactly that with our System Center releases next year.  Very cool stuff. 

Brad's blog post from MMS is here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualization/archive/2011/03/22/brad-anderson-posts-from-mms-private-cloud-computing-it-s-all-about-the-apps.aspx

and you can watch his Keynote here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/cloud/videoGallery.aspx (his presentation starts at the 17 minute point in the video)